What is SpeakRight?

SpeakRight is an open-source Java framework for writing speech recognition applications in VoiceXML.Unlike most proprietary speech-app tools, SpeakRight is code-based. Applications are written in Java using SpeakRight's extensible classes. Java IDEs such as Eclipse provide great debugging, fast Java-aware editing, and refactoring. Dynamic generation of VoiceXML is done using the popular StringTemplate templating framework. Read more...

See Getting Started, Tutorial, and Table of Contents

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Getting Started

After reading What is SpeakRight and perhaps some other articles in Table of Contents, you're ready to install and try it out.


Download the code from here. I used Eclipse 3.2.1 which uses Java 1 (jre/jdk) and Tomcat 5.5.

You'll also need

  • log4j 1.2.8 (comes with Eclipse)
  • StringTemplate 3.0 from here which includes antlr 2.7.7

This tutorial assumes you are using Eclipse 3.2.1. Any Java IDE should work.

Start Eclipse and select File / New / Project and select New Java Project. Name it "SRHello".

In the Package Explorer (on the left-hand side of your screen), right-click and select Properties. Select Java Build Path and then the Libraries tab.

Select Add External Jars and add SpeakRight, Log4J, StringTemplate, and antlr. Here's the dialog box. Ignore JUnit and XMLUnit; they're not needed at this time.

Now we're ready to write some code! On to the SRHello app.

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